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Maca Madness Smoothie

Maca Madness Smoothie

Maca Madness Smoothie

Hello smoothie sippers,

One of my favourite smoothies is made with Maca.  I had never heard of maca until I attended a talk with David Wolfe where he spoke about the benefits of it.  GiddyYoyo, the event host, had created an elixir that contained Maca which I purchased.  A first I was not “in love” with the taste.  Then as my taste buds settled in to the new taste, I started to like it, then really like it.  When I attended my second David Wolfe talk, I was hoping the elixir would be served again and to my delight it was.

A few months later, I attended the opening of HeartBeetsInc a new organic store in Mississauga.  The opening had a great collection of vendors.  One of the vendors was doing samples of Maca.  We tried the liquid form – it was like a boast of energy.  The vendor told us it was an adaptogen – basically a food that balances out what you need by itself.  Kinda cool really.

To learn more about maca, Julie Daniluk’s blog gives additional insights.

When I want a pick me up or a power dessert I make a Maca Madness Smoothie.  Here is the recipe:

Maca Madness Smoothie

  • 1 tbsp Chia
  • 1 tbsp Hemp
  • 1 tsp Ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp Almond butter
  • 2 tbsp Maca
  • 2 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 1 tbsp Raw Chocolate nibs
  • 1 tbsp Gogi berries
  • 2 dates Dates (pitted)
  • 8 Ice cubes


  1. Take the chia and hemp and place into a 250 ml mason jar and fill with filtered water. Stir to ensure everything is covered with water. Let sit for 30 minutes.  The chia and hemp will absorb the water.
  2. Get out your high speed blender
  3. Add the chia, hemp and water mixture to blender
  4. Add ground flax seeds, almond butter, maca, raw chocolate nibs, Gogi berries, pitted dates and remaining water.
  5. Turn on slow, power to high and then boost to finely grind and combine the ingredients.
  6. Turn to low and then off.
  7. Add 8 ice cubes or more depending on how thick you want your smoothie.
  8. Blend again to crush the ice.
  9. Pour into a favourite glass.
  10. Sit back and enjoy.

May your day be filled with energy and balance.

To maca balance,

Jo-Ann Blondin, your 9CupChallenge partner

Maca Madness Smoothie

Maca Madness Smoothie

Jo-Ann Blondin

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